This was when I was in Jeonju as a public interest lawyer.

One weekend, after having a bad cold at home in Seoul, I got on the first bus heading to Jeonju on Monday morning with no vacation left.

(At that time, I stayed in Seoul on the weekends and Jeonju on the weekdays.) I wasn't so sick, so I went to a nearby internal medicine clinic using lunch breaks.

And the next memory was the sound of someone knocking on the door late at night.

It was mom.

I was worried about my son who had gone down to Jeonju with a sore body, so I kept trying to call, but when I couldn't reach it, he ran at one step without going through the distance it took three hours.

Thanks to my mother, I was taken to the hospital, where the heat boiled and dust was rolling in, and I was taken to the hospital immediately after being diagnosed with pneumonia, and was hospitalized for a week.

The reason I suddenly came up with a story so long ago is because I want to tell you that my mother instinctively reads the danger signs of the child's safety.

Even when the son has grown up into a grown-up, the mother's instinct continues.

Likewise, mothers instinctively recognize whether this place and moment are dangerous to the child.

# Low birth rate, mother's instinct?

There are such regulations in the Maternal and Child Health Act aimed at contributing to the improvement of national health by protecting the life and health of motherhood and infants, and promoting the birth and rearing of healthy children.

Article 3-2 of the Maternal and Child Health Act (Pregnant Women's Day) In

order to promote the importance of pregnancy and childbirth, October 10 is designated as the day of pregnant women.

[New article: 2005. 12. 7.]

'Pregnancy's Day', which began in 2006, marks its 15th year on October 10th.

Prime Minister Jeong Sye-gyun promised to support policy to overcome the low birth rate, saying, "Pregnant women, please do your best... The government will be a midwife."

However, despite the government's repeated promises, mothers know instinctively.

That Korea is an unsafe place...

"The world's highest suicide rate and divorce rate, traffic accident mortality rate and alcohol consumption rate, the world's longest working hours and the shortest vacation period in the world, the world's largest wage gap and industrial accidents, employment instability due to the increase in non-regular workers, the world's worst speculation. The world's worst records, including prevalence and hell for entrance exams, the world's lowest fertility rate, and life anxiety caused by social safety nets, result in the world's lowest happiness index.”

The above content is written in the foreword of'What is Freedom' (written by Hong-gyu Park, Munhakdongne) published in 2014. This is not a story from a book, but a reality in Korea.

A mother who is instinctively aware of this reality instinctively considers the safety of the child to be born.

Wouldn't that be the birth rate?

The national fertility rate from 2000 to 2019 is shown in the table below.

The fertility rate (per woman of childbearing potential) of 1.00, which was barely maintained until 2017, collapsed in 2018, and has dropped to 0.918 in 2019.

Experts talk about the reality that the total fertility rate has fallen from 1.13 to 0.92, although it has spent 185 trillion won to prevent the low birth rate.

“The tinkering regimen cannot prevent the decline in fertility.”

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# Newborn baby room in obstetrics and gynecology,'self-feeding' for newborns in 2020?

Many pregnant women were astonished by what happened last month in the newborn baby room at the obstetrics and gynecology department in Gyeonggi Province.

In this hospital, known as a public interest report by a nursing assistant, it is known that so-called'self-feeding', which can cause suffocation, was carried out from time to time.

From the second day of birth, babies put bottles in their mouths and let them take their own formula. Because more milk than they sucked, babies often kecked and vomited like a fountain.

However, in the Maternal and Child Health Act, which regulates the days of pregnant women, there are no regulations restricting the practice of such obstetricians.

As a result, neither the police nor the health authorities who received the report did not move.

After media reports, when the claim that self-feeding itself is abuse of children (newborn) was unfolded, the investigation reluctantly began, but we are not sure how severe punishment will be and whether measures to prevent recurrence will be properly formulated.

This is because, although such controversy had already occurred at the postpartum care center in 2013, it was not prevented until 2020.

Choking risk'self-feeding'…

Controversy over some postpartum care centers (SBS 8 News 2013.01.19)

# Are we safe enough to reassure our mother's instinctive sense?

There is no mother who wants to have a child born in Korea, only at the risk of being forced to breastfeed themselves (self-professional) from birth.

The prospective mother's instinctive sense of the safety of her child is operating more sensitively than any other sense in the world.

Can it be said that the current government's measures have reassured that instinctive sense?

At this opportunity, a thorough preparation for self-feeding of newborns should be prepared.

* Editor's Note:

Attorney Jeong-gyu Choi has been working for the socially underprivileged by defending the case of △fire at the Goyang reservoir, the case of a migrant woman worker victimized by sexual harassment and domestic violence, and the case of slavery at the Shinan salt farm.

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